We’ve put together some inside tips on being a Class Rep.


The SRC and sparqs have worked together to produce a handbook to guide new Class Reps on what kind of tasks they might be set, roles they will be asked to play and how best to go about it.

If you attend the training you will receive a copy of the handbook, which has space to take notes of the discussions during the training session, and some ideas for initial actions you can take in your new role.

You need to attend Class or PGR Rep training for your term as a Representative to be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). The handbook is designed to be used during the training sessions which will fill in all the gaps.

Student Representation Toolkit

A new resource for 2019-20, you can access the Toolkit via MyClassReps.  In one handy place you will find:

  • Key Dates and Contacts
  • Guidance on different aspects of the class rep role, including gathering student opinion, how to raise issues, and the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.
  • Relevant University policies

The SRC is very interested in feedback on the toolkit, and improving it for future years, so we’d encourage you to check it out.  If you have any suggestions for other helpful content, let us know.

Useful Links

  • Senate Office website has a number of useful resources including a powerpoint presentation about the benefits of being a class rep.
  • The Code of Practice on Student Representation can be found by clicking on the ‘Additional Information’ tab on the Senate Office website (link above).  This details how the class rep system is supposed to be run, and is a useful reference if you (or any staff) are unsure.
  • The University’s Course Evaluation Policy, including a sample Summary and Response document (these should be on the agenda at your SSLC meetings!)
  • SPARQS website

If you have any questions which are not answered on these pages (or by the training), you can email: